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22: Let there be light

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In community theatre, lighting is often considered something of a (no pun intended) dark art.  Many theatres consider lighting last, when  it’s an integral part of creating moods, adding texture and content, and moving the play’s action forward (besides just making sure the audience can see the action.)

Episode 22 focuses on lighting design, as the Geeks welcome guest and lighting wiz Randy Zonker to talk about everything from working with directors and climbing ladders, all of which are the job of the lighting designer/technician.

From left, John, Marcia and Guest Geek Randy Zonker.

Randy also talks about how and why he got started doing lighting in community theatre, and why it continues to be a satisfying artistic outlet.